Eurostar stabbing: Knifeman goes on rampage at Gare du Nord train station - attacker shot by police

Armed French police intervened to end the attack at the train's Paris hub

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A knifeman in France went on a stabbing spree at Paris' Eurostar hub this morning.

The attacked left at least six people in the busy Gare du Nord train station injured.

His rampage ended after he was shot by armed police and arrested.

The attacker is in hospital with serious injuries
The attacker is in hospital with serious injuries

He was shot several times and taken to hospital with serious injuries, police said.

One police source said the police officer who shot the attacker was off-duty.

French interior minister Gérald Darmanin confirmed the attack on social media, writing: "An individual injured several people this morning at the Gare du Nord. He was quickly neutralised.

"Thank you to the police for their effective and courageous response."

The area is currently cordoned off with emergency services at the scene.

The attack took place at 6.45am local time just as many of France's workers will have been preparing to start their commute.

Gare du Nord is the busiest train station in Europe and the third largest and busiest in the world.

Railway company SNCF, which operates the Eurostar, said train services were operating as normal.

Rail network TER Hauts-de-France added in a statement of its own: "Traffic is disrupted on departure and arrival from Paris Nord.

French police have secured the area of the attack
French police have secured the area of the attack
Emergency services remain on the scene
Emergency services remain on the scene

"The police have opened fire against a threatening person who is said to have injured customers in Gare du Nord.

"The person was brought under control, the emergency services intervened and the person evacuated.

"A security perimeter has been established but the station continues to operate normally."

The motive for the attack is not currently clear.

It comes after three people were killed last month when a gunman, aged 69, opened fire in Paris.